Daniel Mello is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Mello represents clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes, often including trade secret, copyright, trademark, patent, false advertising, unfair competition, domain name, computer fraud and abuse, and related contract claims. Mr. Mello also represents clients in complex, cross-border commercial litigations and government investigations. He is a member of Goodwin’s Cannabis practice, providing regulatory guidance to clients in the cannabis industry. He has experience litigating before numerous federal and state courts, and at both the trial and appellate level.

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Mr. Mello has experience in intellectual property litigation and has been involved in representing:

  • High-profile individuals implicated in employee mobility trade secret disputes;
  • Foreign mobile app and video game companies in enforcing their IP in the U.S.;
  • Online services attempting to protect, enforce, and/or defend their IP and related contracts;
  • Entities implicated in complex, cross-border litigations involving differing laws from multiple nations;
  • A cybersecurity company in enforcing its patent rights and related torts against a non-practicing entity; and
  • A canned, alcoholic beverage company in a commercial dispute against their interior designer.

Mr. Mello has also been actively involved in pro bono matters, representing:

  • A prisoner in a case before the Supreme Court of the United States;
  • Grassroots organizations and injured plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Phoenix police department related to their dispersal of protesters using tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets;
  • Amici in drafting an amicus brief in an immigration proceeding before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
  • Trans folks regarding their legal name changes; and
  • An aspiring nurse in expunging her decades-old crimes.


While attending law school, Mr. Mello interned for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the First Circuit. He also served as an articles editor of the Review of Banking and Financial Law. Mr. Mello won the Dean’s Award for top performance in Constitutional Law.

Prior to law school, Mr. Mello taught mathematics at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore, Maryland as a 2013 Teach for America corps member.

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J.D., 2018
Boston University School of Law
(with honors in Intellectual Property)
M.S., 2015
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education

(with honors)

B.S.B.A., 2013
Boston University School of Management
(magna cum laude)





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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
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